DES MOINES, Iowa — Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords will be in Des Moines Monday to encourage Iowans to vote for gun violence prevention.
Giffords has been an advocate for stricter gun control laws since 2011, when she was shot in the head at a political event in Arizona.
She is taking part in an event for the 2016 Vocal Majority Tour, which urges voters who support change to current gun control laws to vote for candidates who echo their beliefs on the issue. The program also wants Iowans to take advantage of early voting in Iowa.
Giffords will be joined by several Iowa lawmakers at the event. It begins at 10:00 a.m. on the west steps of the Iowa State Capitol.